January 2007

Connecting Cultures, Changing Organizations: The User Experience Practitioner As Change Agent :: UXmatters – interesting stuff about the cultures of design vs. business

Running Times Magazine: Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Creative Generalist – “Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.” –Konrad Lorenz

Cocktail Recipes: iDrink: 14800 Free Cocktail Drink Recipes – enter what you have, they tell you what you can drink! Saves your list for the future…

Ming the Mechanic: Learning to see – “You’re in the periphery, not in the focus”

Home – defining what our “man on the moon” challenge will be…

World Economic Forum – Knowledge Concierge – quick briefings on a TON of subjects for participants at the World Economic Forum in Davos…but free to us proles too =)

ThinkGeek :: Wireless Extension Cords – wow, wireless power! UPDATE: Can’t believe I fell for that…it seemed TOO easy…

Stairways to nowhere

In rural China, many homes have stairways leading out of the ceiling to nowhere, built in anticipation of children living in rooms to be built upstairs. Instead, the children have moved to the cities, the second floors were never completed, and the stairways stand alone against the sky. (from a PBS special on the women…more

The Accidental Innovator – “Artists think they develop a talent for causing good accidents. Equally or perhaps even more important, they believe they cultivate an ability to notice the value in interesting accidents. This is a non-trivial capability.”